‘Speckled’ Blue Pair (2) Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chairs
A pair of vintage Herman Miller and Eames side shells with Alexander Girards’ ‘speckled’ Blue upholstery are amazing on their complimentary used black DSR bases. Available by themselves, in a pair or in sets, these chairs are perfect for any occasion and have a distinctive and hard-wearing naugahyde fabric finish which add a splash of colour and additional comfort to the tops.
The Eames shells have barely changed through their long life, retaining their modern feel with flare. Throughout their production, however, the introduction of new bases to maintain the versatility of the chairs along with the coveted upholstered range designed with the help of Alexander Girard were introduced to ensure the chairs retained their modern look.
These particular tops are in very good condition for their age, there are no signs of cracks or dents in the shells. The fabric is a little worn and does display some of their age but overall these are good examples of a vintage classic - price does reflect their age.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates these shells originate from Herman Miller’s Summit Prime factory in Michigan.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the factory of origin are some that can affect the value greatly. Excellent examples of a lovely combination such as these represent a good investment prospect.
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